Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath and other ministers paid humble tributes to Mangal Panday on his 194th birth anniversary who was the brave son of Mother Bharati, who was the forerunner of the first Indian freedom struggle, the 1857 revolution.
In his honour, CM Yogi Adityanath tweeted, “Humble tribute to Mangal Pandey, the immortal son of Mother Bharati, who awakened the nation with his sacrifice in 1857 against the barbaric British rule.”
बर्बर अंग्रेजी हुकूमत के विरुद्ध 1857 में क्रांति का बिगुल फूंक अपने बलिदान से राष्ट्र को जागृत करने वाले माँ भारती के अमर सपूत मंगल पांडे की जयंती पर उन्हें विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) July 19, 2021
UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya also tweeted remembering Pandey on his birth anniversary, “This is a fight for freedom, freedom from yesterday… for the coming tomorrow”.
“यह आजादी की लड़ाई है, गुजरे हुए कल से आजादी… आने वाले कल के लिए”
प्रथम भारतीय स्वतंत्रता संग्राम -1857 की क्रांति के अग्रदूत, माँ भारती के वीर सपूत अमर बलिदानी मंगल पांडे जी की जयंती पर उन्हें शत्-शत् नमन। #SaheedMangalPandey #शहीद_मंगल_पांडे #MangalPandeyJayanti2021 pic.twitter.com/eYXwEYecNG
— Keshav Prasad Maurya (@kpmaurya1) July 19, 2021
About Mangal Pandey
Amar Shaheed Mangal Pandey was born on 19 July 1827, in a Brahmin family at Nagwa in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh. His father’s name was Diwakar Pandey and his mother’s name was Abhay Rani.
Today (July 19) is Mangal Pandey’s 194th birth anniversary. Known as the first revolutionary of the Indian freedom struggle to raise his head against the British, Mangal Pandey encouraged Indians for the first time by giving the slogan ‘Maro Firangi Ko’. The first freedom struggle started with his rebellion.
The freedom struggle of 1857
Mangal Pandey was a soldier in the East India Company. But after seeing the atrocities of the British against Indians, he could not keep his head down. He attacked and injured a regiment officer at the Barrackpore Parade Ground near Calcutta and began a revolt against the British rule in India. Mangal Pandey was court-martialed on April 5 1857 and hanged on April 8.